Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween party

As we do every year, we celebrated Halloween in the Luciano driveway.  It was a beautiful October night.  Halloween, as everyone knows, is on the 31st.  However, because the Toms River parade is on Halloween night some town moved their trick or treat event to the night before so that the people can enjoy the parade the next day.
Dan made sure the fire was going and food, as well as drinks were plenty as usual.  Everyone had a spooktacular time.  We left around 9:20 pm because it got a little chilly and you know how it is with "old folks". :-)

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mini vacation in Williamsburg VA

Actually, we were there only one full day.  Driving there took about 6.5 - 7 hours.  It was a nice and very smooth ride.  No traffic jams and only a few idiots.
When we arrived we ordered dinner from Denny's.  Chicken fried steak with gravy.  It was tasty, but both of our stomachs didn't really agree with it.
The next day we went on a walking tour trough the colonial village of Williamsburg.  It was awesome and the weather was super!  No, it was PERFECT!  I am glad that we brought Kia's stroller.  She wouldn't have been able to walk the whole thing.  It was a lot and we felt our legs the next day.  However, it was worth it....every single step!  What a great place to visit!
We finished the village around 2 pm and left to drive to Yorktown.  It was an 11 miles ride on a gorgeous road lined with beautiful fall colored trees.  Well worth a visit.  A place known for both its waterfront charm and its famous battles. We wandered along the York River’s sandy beach.  It is hard to imagine that fierce fighting ever took place nearby many years ago.
On the way home we drove through Williamsburg to find a place to eat and decided to pick up some subs. We got lucky and found https://www.firehousesubs.com.  Great subs and I wished they would open a franchise here.  It probably would take NJ Mike out of business.
The next day we drove home and again had a smooth ride.  All in all....a great little mini vacation.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thanksgiving at Timberline Lake

It was a feast! Everyone brought a dish.  Food was excellent and so were the people.  It feels like we are back at Fantasy Island.  Great camaraderie, wonderful people.  Nothing like it was at J&D's.  I am so happy that we became seasonals at this wonderful campground/

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dennis' 44th birthday

Yup....44......WOW, How old does that make us?!?  I'm not even counting anymore.  We had a wonderful time celebrating Dennis' birthday.  Chinese food was on the menu and it was good. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween at the campground

Another great day in our 'Happy Place'!  We went to Smithville to see what this 'Oktoberfest' is all about.  Smithville is right on Rt. 9.  We are right now in New Gretna. A trip that should have took about 15 minutes ended up taking an hour.  Endless cars all via the Oktoberfest.  Parking was OK, we did find a spot.
So you'd think Oktoberfest right?  Bratwurst, Oompta music, German beer, etc.  WRONG!  It was Coors and Nathan's.  Some other fried stuff, like funnel cakes, fries, and other American, as well as Mexican foods.  Lots of booth with crafts and other interesting things.
Back at the campground the Halloween fun began.  Everyone decorated the sites and the kids were trick or treating. hay rides and other cool activities were on the agenda.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chrissy's 40th birthday

We had a nice little party for Chrissy's birthday.  Just family.  Dennis ordered and picked up pizza and the birthday cake was an ice cream cake.  The pizza was excellent and needless to say that I enjoyed the ice cream cake too.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Rough surf

Couldn't help it...needed to see the surf.  The Storm 'Maria' went out to sea but what you see in the pictures are the leftovers. 
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Peace & quiet

We love being at the campground during the week.  The weekends are busy and yes, they are a lot of fun.  However, I do love the silence during the week.  As of May 1st 2018 we'll have a new site.  With the view of the water.  The site is much larger than our current one.  Right now there is not a lot of parking space.  Even for one car it's a little tight.
We took a walk today and enjoyed this warm September day.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

35th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show

I was looking on line for something to do today and found out that this weekend was the 35th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show.  I always wanted to go in the past and today we finally made it.  We parked the Pineland Regional High school to catch the shuttle.  It was easy and we didn't have to wait long for the shuttle.  The buses were comfortable and air conditioned. Best of all they were free and so was the show. It was great and the weather was super.  Lots of dogs!  

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City

Today was my day with my handsome grandson!  Luke and I had a wonderful time.  We went to to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, Time Square, Rockefeller Center. the Lego Store, the M&M store, Game Stop, etc.  All in all  the day was perfect! We walked so much!  Too bad is that we both were so pooped that we were looking forward to sit back on the bus.
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